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Jul 29, 2011 12:30am PDT
you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome to newsday on the bbc. i am in singapore. >> and i'm in london. in military commander in libya has been shot dead by an armed gang. the crisis is put off as politicians wrangle over the country's huge debt. >> the mother of a murdered girl is told her phone was intercepted. officials will meet again in north korea on friday. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in the london. this is newsday. if we are broadcasting around the world and in the u.s. on pbs. hello and welcome. rebel leaders say their military commander has been shot dead. the head of the council said that general younes was killed by an armed gang. >> for many years, general younes was firmly by gaddafi's side. he was one of the highest profile figures to defect. though he became the man that led the military campaign, that he was never quite trusted by the insurgents. some suspected that his relationship with gaddafi was not completely over found his presently spearheading the efforts to topple the government darfur. he was seen as a trader by tri
Jul 24, 2011 10:00am EDT
and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. the singapore tourism board -- there is something for everyone. singapore airlines -- a great way to fly. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the rotondaro family trust. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the american life tv network. >> tourism in cyprus -- is it very important? but it is one of the important sectors of the economy -- >> it is one of the important sectors of the economy. we have a contribution of around 11% gdp. we also believe we have -- there are measures that our government is taking so that tourism will develop further. cyprus was known for its beautiful sea, the beaches, the son, but cyprus has much more -- sun, but cyprus has much more to offer. we have culture. we have religious tourism. we encouraged sports tourism, corporate tourism, medical tourism, alternative types of tourism. we believe these will develop much more in the years to come. >> you mentioned 11% for the tourism. what are the other sectors that contribute to the gdp? >> ok. serv
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
professionals. the singapore tourism board, there is something for everyone. singapore airlines, a great way to fly. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the rotondaro family trust. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the american life tv network. >> to begin our education about cyprus, i talked with dr. hurbert faustmann. >> what is modern-day cyprus? holiday destination, a place for fantastic weather, a divided country plagued by political conflict that has not been able to be resolved in more than 30 years or 40 years now. that dominates many aspects of life on the island outside the tourism sector. the booming economy in the south, the greeks, and the less booming part in the north. >> a look at the map, and you have to know what your looking for to see the island country, but once you get a fix on it, it's in a very, very strategic location. >> it has always been and that was rather its curse than blessing. it has always been too weak to defend itself, so it's a history of foreign domination until 1960. cyprus was passed on through the hands of the r
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
now bbc world news. >> welcome to news day on the bbc. in london. >> in singapore. the headlines. a day of sl braggs for young and -- celebration for young and old as china celebrates 90 years of the communist party. and u.n. investigators issue a sealed indictment over the murder of rafik hariri. the lebanese media says it implicates hezbollah. >> a french hostage released by the taliban tells the bbc he believes the deal was done to secure his freedom. and canada welcomes william and kate on their first official trip abroad. it's 2:00 a.m. here in london. >> it is 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is newsday. >> the chinese communist party is celebrating its 90th anniversary. the world's largest political party with a membership of more than 18 million. and it's managed to stay in power elsewhere have been pushed aside. our correspondent, michael bristow, traveled to the city of yen-on in northern china. the communist base during the civil war more than 60 years ago and considered by many as a birthplace of china's co
Jul 28, 2011 12:30am PDT
singapore and london. still to come, safeguarding one of afghanistan's architectural treasures. that battle to preserve this historic city. >> and blended kickstart the final race to the finish line to the olympics. and independent inquiry has found that one in 10 experiments on monkeys has no clear sign to the purpose. studies involving monkeys have led to important benefits over the years, such as the development of a polio vaccine and treatment for strokes and parkinson's disease. an animal welfare groups describe the inquiry's findings as chilling. >> it is done in cases where we believe it will yield fantastic results that meat -- that may either now or sometime in the future be important for human health. >> but is all the research carried out really necessary? and does it always lead to a scientific and medical benefits? according to a review of research on monkeys, on the whole, the work is of high quality and were continuing, but there were some concerns. -- worth continuing, but there were some concerns. >> some of the work does not justify continuing in terms of its medica
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
some tough talk over who owns some of the islands in the south china sea. in singapore, 8:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in the u.k. and around the world, this is newsday. >> hello and welcome. here in the u.k., lawyers for the relatives of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan say police have warned their clients that their phones may have been hacked into by the news of the world. the tabloid newspaper at the center of a phone hacking scandal. the parent company, news corporation, said it would be absolutely appalled and horrified if the allegations proved true. and the owner, rupert murdoch, has ordered full cooperation with police investigations. our political editor nick robinson reports. >> yes, there was even worse to come. the relatives of soldiers kill in iraq and afghanistan have been warned that their phones may have been hacked. according to tomorrow's daily telegraph. they joined the families of those whose loved ones were blown apart on 7-7. >> my mind went back to 2005. and the real emotional turmoil and state that we
Jul 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
singapore tourism board, there is something for everyone. singapore airlines, a great way to fly. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. and the rotondaro family trust. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the american life tv network. >> to explain the significance the many important sites of cyprus, i spoke with tom davis, the executive director of the world famous cypress american archeological research institute. why should people care about history? >> because it is who we are. history deals with identity. whom am i? what is an american? what is a cypriots? these are historic questions. the roots of who you are and who i am are produced by history. the only way we can truly understand one another is if we understand where we have come from. that is where history and archaeology are so valuable, particularly archaeology, because it deals with the material remains of what we were. it is a lot easier to lie about who we are in documents. >> this is an amazing place to have spent some time, because of its rich history, right? what will you have us keep an
Jul 1, 2011 12:30am PDT
now, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome to the bbc. i'm in singapore. >> i'm in london. the headlines. hugo chavez admitted in a televised speech he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. celebrations are taking place to mark the 90th anniversary of the chinese communist party. >> a french hostage released by the taliban told the bbc he believes the deal was done to secure his freedom. canada welcomes william and kate on their first official trip abroad. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> we're broadcasting to viewers on pbs america and around the world. >> venezuelan president hugo job as within the last few hours held -- hugo chavez with in the last few hours held a press conference. he is recovering from surgery. the president acknowledged he had a tumor and had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous cells. he says he is determined to fight and is on the road to recovery. sara joins me now. after watching the footage over the last few days, this comes as a bit of a surprise. >> it does. it is quite a big admission because the government has tried to manage th
Jul 21, 2011 12:30am PDT
? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> i am in singapore. . >> i am in london. a warning that they need to find a solution to the crisis or they will be partially judge. an accusation that put church ahead of the child rape victims. >> the area is controlled by the militia. >> survivors of the civil war are trying to rebuild their lives in sri lanka. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is for clock in london. viewersoadcasting to around the world. this is "newsday." ♪ >> late night talks between the french president and german chancellor have reportedly resulted in a joint position over new bailouts for greece. an emergency summit of european leaders will begin to discuss the crisis in a few hours. it comes amid warnings that the currency is facing its greatest test to date. >> for the past year or more, whenever european leaders of that, there has been one issue at the top of the agenda again and again. that is trying to fix the euro. the survival of a single currency has been called into question. there are increasingly urgent appears for eurozone leaders to act decisively. >> they
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. the singapore tourism board. there is something for everyone. singapore airlines. a great way to fly. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the rotondaro family trust. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the american life tv network. >> one of the most important sites in cyprus is the color of st. paul -- pillar of st. paul. the bible says paul was tied to this bill and was whipped 40 to christianity. this location represents the first location of christianity in europe. before visiting the pillar of st. paul, i spoke with the archbishop to understand the importance of st. paul's visit to cyprus. >> what do we know about st. paul and cyprus? >> this is the first church founded by saint paul in 45 a.d. when he came, he was not an apostle. he became an apostle. with his speech, his first miracle, he succeeded to make christian the roman governor. he became an apostle. paul anded his name to cal became the apostle of the nation's. the relationship with paul and cyprus are very close. he made the
Jul 22, 2011 12:30am PDT
in singapore. the headlines this hour, arwin $150 billion for greece, but will it be enough to save the euro? the u.n. and ounces of emergency drops. and hillary clinton joined the quest to move forward on tough security issues. and the artist lucian freud has died. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore and 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting to view -- viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "neuza de." -- "newsday." >> hello and welcome. of leaders of the 17 countries which use the euro have agreed to a second bailout for greece and preventive measures to prevent the debt crisis from spreading. the greek package will be worth an estimated $150 billion. and there will be billions more from private investors, such as banks. from brussels, gavin reports. >> nearly 10 years ago, the bureau has -- had been launched to a fanfare of celebration. it is now facing its greatest task. and today, europe's leaders came up with an historic package designed to draw a line under the greek debt crisis. the french president and the german chancellor pushed through a rescue plan for greece tha
Jul 25, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. >>> before we wrap up this bulletin, we look at an attempt by singapore to enter the record books. the city state has recys is the longest table in the world. the fully assembled table, about 160 meters long was put on display saturday in the middle of a road in the ltle india area of singapore. singapore hopes that the guinness world records will endorse the bid. the organizers put on the event as part of the city's food festival managing to sell 550 seats to hungry customers. >> i always want to come down here. it's fantastic. i think they are doing a really, really fun thing. and indian food is going to be good. so this is nice. >> the organizers planned the table at 120 meters but had to lengthen it as demand rose. try fitting that table into your dining room. but way to go, singapore. and that wraps up our bulletin. >>> hello there. welcome to your weather update. we're looking at changeable weather across japan today. lots of thunderstorms bubbling up in the afternoon. especially along the mountains. do watch out for those strong thunderstorms, as well as gusty conditions. b
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
now, "bbc world news." >> welcome to "newsday" on the bbc. we're in singapore and london. the headlines. the crisis escalates as another top policeman resigns, man from "news of the world" is found dead. >> the mcenroe zone debt crisis worsens. the major banks prompt a stock market slump. and forcing a closer alliance, hillary clinton builds bridges on a two-day trip to india. it's 9:00 oom here in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. here in london broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, this is "news day." >> a second senior british police officer has resigned in connection with the scandal over phone hacking and alleged corruption in rupert murdoch's newspaper empire. police commissioner john yates said he had been i don't think in 2009 not to reopen an investigation into the affair, but had acted with complete integrity. meanwhile, the journalist who first claimed that andy knew about alleged malpractices at the "news of the world" has been found dead at his home. >> he is yates of the yard no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, the commissioner of
Jul 22, 2011 1:00pm PDT
costs a lot of money. >> i want to tea it up with the singapore view. jim rogers, famous guy, he lives in singapore. >> is that the measure of fame? >> he was famous and became even more famous. he has an american wife. he and his wife have a pact if they're traveling the united states and the other falls ill, the other must fly them back to singapore because of these statistics, the odds of being hurt or infeked in a u.s. hospital is huge. >> matt, you have a singapore crush. >> you are -- you have observed me closely. >> i don't know if the viewers know this. if i can do a public service, you've written about the singapore financial regulation approach, much higher paid regulators, so they don't have a resolving door with wall street. i smell something a little fishy here. >> all singapore all the time. you're right. we'll move off of singapore and go to our next hot issue which is the couch potato. there is a new study -- it's amazing sometimes that academics study this. two political scientists at m.i.t. that shows that people who actually get most of their information for televisi
Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> it is 9:00 a.m. in singapore. >> and it is to a.m. here in london. this is newsday. >> hello and welcome paired it is the phone hacking scandal that has stunned britain and today came the biggest bombshell of all. britain's best-selling sunday newspaper "the news of the world" is being shut down by murdoch's news international. the closure comes after a public outcry. but it has not lifted the spot line of the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulations in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. the bbc business editor robert preston starts our coverage. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper which was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual, by all means. but you cannot forget. >> he may have well have made the remarks about the newspaper that has shocked us here in the paper that has been printed for 168 years became indelibly linked with the worst practices in british journalism. mr. murdoch says it could not be amended. >> clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of jour
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. here in london, broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >> the british parliament has called a rare debate about the phone hacking scandal. one of its newspapers, the news of the world, is said to have paid a private detective to hack into the mobile phone of a missing teenage girl who was later found murdered. the action has prompted calls for a public inquiry. >> for months, this scandal has been growing and growing, as more and more celebrities and politicians were informed their phones had been hacked. but now a much more serious allegation has shocked the country. 13-year-old myly went missing in twoufment her body was found six months later. the latest claim is that the news of the world hacked into her phone while she was missing and that some messages may even have been deleted in the process. david cameron, who's on a trip to afghanistan, made his feelings clear. >> if they are true, this is a truly dreadful act and a truly dreadful situation. what i read in the papers is quite, quite shocking, that s
Jul 26, 2011 12:30am PDT
you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> welcome to newsday on the bbc. i am in singapore. i am in london. president obama has warned that a failure to deal with the u.s. debt crisis could cause damage. >> it is a dangerous game that we have never played before and we cannot of -- cannot afford to play it now, not when so many of the jobs are at stake. >> united in their grief, thousands take part in processions across norway to remember the victims of friday's gun and bomb attacks. the u.n. calls for massive action in the horn of africa as the somali ministers warned millions could starve to death. it is a 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. here in singapore, broadcasting to viewers on pbs and around the world. this is "newsday." president barack obama has warned the republican party that they were playing a dangerous game in the country's approach to resolving its debt crisis. in a live broadcast to the nation, he said the failure to solve the problem with tax increases would damage the economy. he also accused many of his republican opponents of refusing to comprom
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
systematic. it's 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs and around the world, this is "newsday"." >> the british prime minister david cameron will make statements to the house of commons later, the start of an all-day debate in the latest developments in the phone hacking scandal. it follows the dramatic testimony on tuesday by rupert murdoch. appearing before m.p.'s, the media tycoon said it was the most humble day of his life but he refused to take personal responsibility for the crisis which engulfs the news world. he appeared before a select committee by his son james. nick robinson reports. >> end to britain's most powerful, most feared media going you will. the policemen are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take that -- them into questioning. that fell into a crew of m.p.'s. his wife was behind him. offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously at his side throughout. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> rupert murdoch was determined to del
Jul 12, 2011 12:30am PDT
success. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting around the world. >> that the clinton has said presidents assad of syria has lost legitimacy. she says he has failed to deliver reforms and stop a campaign of violence against his people. she did not call on him to step down but made it clear he had no support in washington. from washington, this report. >> this made washington very angry, an attack on the embassy in damascus. for washington, the fighting and syria has gained a slightly more personal dimension. a few hours after the attack, this was hillary clinton's message to mr. . >> united states strongly condemns the failure to protect facilities in domestic, including french embassies and our ambassadors residents. if anyone thinks that the united states is secretly hoping their regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue its brutality and repression, they are wrong. president assad is not indispensable. and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. >> it is unclear how much difference this could make. the united states
Jul 20, 2011 12:30am PDT
to the islands on wednesday. the trip is a peace mission. you're watching live from singapore. still to come, hillary clinton's trade talks in india. why one of his victims is trying to stop the execution. the government continues to call for the downfall. >> is all part of the syrian cycle of violence. protests, shootings, funerals, shootings. these images, as some residents say they are stuck in their homes. as well as the opposition at home, it faces changes from nevada. >> i talked with them about the need for reform. he promised that he would work towards that. >> a broadening out of the diplomatic isolation. >> it is necessary that the international community and not just europe clearly speak out against the syrian government and condemned the oppression. and to make clear that the dialogue is one that we want to bring forward. >> is rejected outright by the street protesters. it is a stalemate between and determined opposition. and some places, some people are seeking safety by getting out of syria altogether. >> a reminder of the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch has descri
Jul 15, 2011 3:30pm EDT
eurozone crisis i'm joined by dennis gartman in virginia he is editor of the carbon letter in singapore we go to jim rogers he's an author and financial commentator and in washington we go to sherry's ide raman she is professor of international business finance and international affairs at the george washington university where i focus is crossed i'm going to as you can jump in anytime you want there are different points of view here like here beneath the dentist if i go to you first i am i asked the question before we go to there you the facts that are at hand with the euro i pose the question is it a dysfunctional currency what do you think about that. i've i've always thought it was a dysfunctional currency i thought quite honestly that the only reason the only rationale for the euro to begin with was was to do something on the part of the northern european countries to tie the great german giants down with as many bureaucratic ropes as they possibly could they have done it to this point i think it is an eminently unsuccessful attempt i cannot imagine that that german is working as hard
Jul 14, 2011 12:30am PDT
demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. we feel this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 p.m. at the jewelry market. a minute later, the opera house of district was attacked. and shortly after that, a crowded neighborhood. it is the first major attack in mumbai since
Jul 24, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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Jul 9, 2011 12:30am PDT
are getting reports from singapore that the british author alan chandraiah has been free from a singapore prison after serving time related to his book on the death penalty. he was taken from shanghai prison in a van marked immigration and headed for the airport, where his client was expected to be deported to london. the -- where he was expected to be deported to london. opposition activists are trying to will the rally for reform. the police said they will do everything to maintain order. let's get the latest from kuala lumpur. jennifer, it must be a very describe what is happening on the street there. >> all of the main roads leading into the downtown core are blocked off traffic. but it does mean that -- does not mean that people cannot move around freely. where i am, people can move about freely. shops are just starting to open. before them, it is still business as usual if they can get into the downtown core. at the roadblocks, police are questioning people, their motives, and they have said that if they think somebody is going to participate in the protests, especially if
Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
deep sea -- in the bay of bengal. >> you are a "newsday" watching. live from singapore and london. still to come, live in japan as the country begins the task of rebuilding following the earthquake and tsunami. >> pressure mounts on murdoch's power house. we asked if the flow -- p hone hacking scandal moloch's empire. the duke and duchess of cambridge had traveled to one of canada's most remote areas. they were greeted with a display of music and dance. peter hunt. >> the sound may be familiar, this setting less so. they are here for a taste of another way of canadian life. half of the population are aboriginal. prince william tried to hand. >> we are so excited to be here. [speaking native language] >> [cheering] >> thank you very much. >> this is a vast area with few inhabitants. a few of them were here to see a couple that has been referred to repeatedly as a mega celebrities. >> i have-quito net on. i have not tried anything for three days. there is no bathrooms here. >> it is nice to see them personally. i'm lucky. >> we are up in the north. you would've thought they would co
Jul 8, 2011 12:30am PDT
are watching you stay on the bbc live from singapore and london -- newsday on the bbc, live from singapore and london. holmes the atlantis is ready to take -- the shuttle atlantis is ready to take off, and what will bad weather delayed the flight? a scientist has created a synthetic organ. we report. >> this is how the world's first synthetic organ was made, fitting a glass mold into a liquid polymer, which set to create an exact copy of the patient's windpipe. it was created in these labs in the royal free hospital in london and then flown to sweden. once in stockholm, the synthetic windpipe was based in a solution of stem cells taken from the patient's bone marrow. after just two days, the millions of tiny holes in its surface were seated by cells. a synthetic body part had become the patient's own. here it is in the operating theater being cut to size moments before being transplanted. the ability to create a three- dimensional synthetic organ is a significant moment in this field of surgery. >> this technique does not rely at all on a human donation. you can have it immediate
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm PDT
cup team tells the bbc they cannot buy their way to success. it is 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> is 2:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasters in america and around the world. >> the u.s. secretary of state has said syrian president-are al-assad has lost legitimacy with the diplomatic tension between the two countries. supporters attack the u.s. embassy in damascus. >> let me also add that if anyone, including presidents , thinks the u.s. will secretly emerged to continue its brutality, they are wrong. the president is not dispensable -- indispensable, and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transformation occurs. >> let's get more from our washington correspondent. strong words from hillary clinton, the strongest yet. >> the strongest yet, the message was very strong and very clear. i think is quite significant what mrs. clinton said about the fact that the u.s. finds that is notnt assad indispensable. many have thought that deep down, despite all the pro- democracy rhetoric and talk of su
Jul 13, 2011 12:30am PDT
welcome to the bbc. i am in singapore. >> ayman london. the headlines this hour. the former british prime minister says the news international paper hires criminals to get his secret information. the debt crisis may be spreading to italy. third largests economy. >> more secure -- concern about security inanimate -- security and afghanistan. leading the u.s. back under a grant. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting to people around the world. news international has intensified with fresh criticism from the former prime minister gordon brown. in an interview with the bbc mr. brown claimed that the sunday brown newspaper hired criminals to get his financial and medical records and he was left in tears after the signing gave information about his son's a cystic fibrosis. ministers will discuss whether to call on plans for rupert murdoch's bid for the bskyb to be abandoned. this report from our deputy political editor does contain flash cryptography. >> here is gordon again in downing street with his daughter elisabeth next to him. and their top ed
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
india. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting in america and around the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >
Jul 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in charge of the u.n. relief operation. it is 9:00 a.m. and singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting on pbs in america and around the world, this is "newsday." >>> hello and welcome. rebel leaders in that libya say their military leader, general younes, has been shot dead. the head of the council said he was killed by an armed gang after he was recalled from the front to appear before a judicial committee. >> for many years, younes was firmly at colonel gaddafi's side. when the conflict broke out in february, he was one of the first high-profile figures to defect. though he became the man who led the note rebels' military against colonel gaddafi, it seems he was never fully trusted by the insurgents. some suggest that his presence spearheading their efforts to topple the government deeply uncomfortable. nor was he ever given by the gaddafi inner circle. either way, his death has come under strange circumstances. the chairman of the national transitional council said that general younes was shot shortly before he was to appear before a judicial committee. an armed gang a
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
asia that you have markets in negative territory from south korea and japan, sigatoka -- singapore. after u.s. equities suffered their worst trading session in eight weeks. lackluster earnings and weak economic data at impacting investor sentiment. already very nervous about faltering defaults in washington. the dow jones industrial average ending down 1.6%. the nasdaq lower by 2.7%. in currencies, the dollar is in positive ground. rallying due to a pullback in gold prices. as for oil, down as well. data shows more crude in stock. the two main parties are still no nearer a compromise. >> if you look at the two rival proposals to break the stalemate, they're not that dissimilar. republicans are proposing spending cuts of over $1 trillion in return for a short- term lifting of the debt ceiling. democrats proposing $2.20 trillion in cuts in return for longer term lifting of the debt ceiling which would not be issued until the next presidential election. the proposals are reasonably similar on paper. on -- in practice there is a huge amount of politics on this. what we expect on thursd
Jul 27, 2011 12:30am PDT
is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. this is "newsday." >> hello, welcome. the norwegian lawyer asked to defend the killers says that he is probably insane. apparently he believes he was fashioning a war to defend the western world. some of the names of the 76 victims have been published. the latest on the investigation into friday's attacks. >> the official naming of the dead is under way. a shocking reminder that most children were victim -- most victims were children or young adults. among them was a 20-year-old model and talented dancer. the youngest is expected to be just 14. described by the norwegian prime minister as one of the country's most promising young politicians. another talented speaker attempted to escape. 45-year-old monica had run the summer camp for years. this is their self confessed killer. the lawyer defending him describe him as insane. >> the entire case indicates he is insane. he is in a war and he says that the rest of the world does not understand his point of view, but insists that we will all come to understand them. >> he was aske
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am PDT
of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ >>> welcome back to press here. ben has an ipad but is not running a firefox app. there is no firefox app. there is an app for everything. >> there is a firefox app. it's not the firefox bruzer on the ipad and the firefox app is our first iteration to bring some of the things that you would did to on your firefox browser back to -- >> there are lots of browsers. safari and tera is another one. why not firefox? >> because we use a different beg engine. and apple prohibits the use of that particular -- >> how much damage does that do you, if any? if you're trying to battle for the web browser on the pc, you are doing really well in that battle. i suspect the battle field is moving. >> the battlefield is growing. pcs today, there's about 450 million sold every year. it's about 10% year over year growth. smart phones, those numbers vary, but they're somewhere in the same neighborhood growing at after
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
some very accurate ones. i was in singapore looking at the singapore school system when this started. then i went to dock post -- davos, and everything erupted in egypt. my wife called and said they are playing your song. i have been about the arab democracy thing since the start of the iraq war. she said i had permission not to come home, so i went out there. i will tell you, it is the most remarkable story i ever covered, because it is such a human story. what it tells you is that human beings are capable of surprising in so many ways. but here is what worries me. when you go from singapore, where the government on any given day and ask it sell, how do we better teach fractions to third graders? the whole government there -- i exaggerate but they are thinking about this. you realize in egypt, that never crossed hosni mubarak's mind in 30 years, you realize how much ground that have to catch up. >> you began your top with some -- you began your talk with people sank they got used to it about the escalators. it seems like too much of the american public is getting used to it. >> my e
Jul 15, 2011 5:31pm EDT
coming apart jim singapore. is going to go to you anyway go ahead peter. peter the concept of a unified european currency is fabulous and the world needs something to replace or to compete with the u.s. dollar unfortunately execution has not been very good they brought in people like greece and and portugal and ireland who weren't paying there aren't paying their bills and who weren't paying their bills and that's led to the problem i'm like dennis i cannot conceive of why honest hard working australians and dutch and fans should have to pay for a bunch of greeks are sitting on the beach drinking whoso and greek banks up and this is outrageous because if i go to you in washington ok we have two euro skeptics are you going to bounce around a little bit. i'll try to the bottom line is this this this is a good project to begin with if the membership had been correct greece portugal ireland spain were never supposed to join and if it was a reasonable six countries bedded down we would have had a pretty successful project but in the you know we've got. in the eurozone at this point t
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